In case you were worried that the NLRB might be losing steam, fear not! On July 29, the NLRB struck down Minteq International’s non-compete, confidentiality and at-will policies. On the same day, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Quicken Loans Inc’s petition for review of an NLRB decision finding that confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions in […]
I don’t normally comment on other people’s articles. Now that I said that you know I’m about to break with my usual pattern, right? Well, here it is. About two and a half weeks ago — June 8, to be exact– the New York Times ran an article “Non-compete Clauses Increasingly Pop Up in Array […]
This week we get to meet Well-Meaning Willie (“Willie”), a consultant engaged by Corporate Confidential (“Corporate”) to help them protect their data and trade secrets and address privacy issues. Willie has come up with confidentiality policies and procedures that everyone must follow. Willie also, with the help of an attorney, (and previous posts here, here […]
Meet Careful Colleen, the HR Director for Exceptional Enterprises. When Colleen started at Exceptional about five years ago, she made sure to implement policies requiring employees to preserve confidentiality of personnel and financial information as well as information provided in workplace investigations. Why? Exceptional doesn’t want profits, costs, salaries, benefits, promotions etc. to be common […]
Previously on The Emplawyerologist: we expounded on severance agreements, and its typical provisions– and I left you hanging with the introduction of general release clauses. What is a general release clause (in the context of severance agreements), what do they do, what are their limitations and how might such a clause read?